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Aretha Franklin Was Committed To Making The World A Better Place 
August 23, 2018
On Thursday, August 17th, the music world lost a legend. Aretha Franklin, also known as “The Queen of Soul” has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.   ... read more »
Living and Singing Soul with Aretha: Respecting Our Awesome and Soulful Selves
August 23, 2018
Whatever others may say in clearly deserved praise and homage to Aretha Franklin, it is vitally important that we, as persons and a people, speak our own special cultural truth about her and make our own unique assessment of her music, life, service and meaning to us. Here I mean not letting others’ descriptions of her and her music serve as an orientation and framework for our own praise and proper due, but rather reaching inside ourselves and understanding and speaking of her in a multiplicity of meaningful and praise-worthy ways drawn and distilled from the depths of our own hearts and our own culture. ... read more »
Aretha Franklin: The Legacy Beyond the Music
August 23, 2018
Known as the Queen of Soul, she started her musical journey within the Church. ... read more »
Aretha Franklin Gave the Sports World “Something [We] Can Feel”
August 23, 2018
Iconic Soul legend Aretha Franklin has passed away, but her talent and legacy have reached countless people throughout the world. Throughout her career, she was part of—as well as created—many iconic sports moments. ... read more »
Harris, Hatch, Lawrence, Collins Introduce Bill to Award Aretha Franklin with Congressional Gold Medal
August 22, 2018
Aretha Franklin’s music served as a 1960s call to action that inspired thousands to join civil rights movements and still maintains a social context that resonates across these movements today. Beyond her contributions to music and arts, Franklin was a philanthropic individual who supported causes related to civil rights, human health, and gender equality, in addition to causes within the creative arts. ... read more »
Funeral Arrangements Confirmed for Beloved Aretha Franklin
August 20, 2018
According to ... , here are the dates and plans: For two days — Aug. 28 and 29 — Franklin’s body will lie in repose at Charles H. ... read more »
Los Angeles Sentinel Publisher Danny Bakewell Sr., Reflects on Moments with Aretha Franklin
August 16, 2018
From Danny Bakewell Sr., publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper: “Aretha Franklin was a friend. We honored her one year at the Brotherhood Crusade, we had phenomenal artists on that show. ... read more »
Special Report: The Life and Legacy of Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018)
August 16, 2018
  NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ″I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, ... read more »
Updated: Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Reported Gravely Ill in Hospice Care at Home
August 13, 2018
According to the ... Music legend Aretha Franklin is “gravely ill,” her family told WDIV-TV (Channel 4) on Monday. Franklin is a longtime resident of Detroit. ... read more »
LACMA Friday Night Jazz: Scotty Barnhart
Start Date: July 13, 2018 End Date: July 13, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm Location:Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, ... read more / view event »
This Week in Black History (March 24-30)
March 23, 2016
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Aretha Franklin Reschedules Las Vegas Concert, Due To Exhaustion
August 13, 2015
Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin must reschedule her upcoming concert engagement at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas due to exhaustion. ... read more »
Aretha Franklin shows L.A. the real Queen of Soul
August 5, 2015
Sparkling dimmed stage lights and a roar of claps and screams filled the air when legendary singer Aretha Franklin entered the stage at her Aug. 2 Microsoft Theater concert. It’s easy to say that the Queen of Soul is a living legend with a timeless voice. Even at 73, her voice has remained as powerful as it was 50 years ago when she started her career. ... read more »
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